May 15, 2014 – Since 1997, Disney has been hosting its annual Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. 2014 marks the first time ever that Disney expands the event to five (5) weekends (from four), beginning May 16th.
Today, just one day before Star Wars Weekends begins, Disney is allowing a limited number of attendees early access and a sneak peak at its merchandise store for $250.00. The Rebel Rendezvous event includes:
◾ Exclusive access to the merchandise store, called Darth’s Mall, one day before it opens to the public. (This is a great deal when you consider, on opening the day, the line to get inside can last as long as 3 hours. I know because I’ve stood in line in years past.)
◾ Limited edition recruitment pack (includes a custom messenger bag, cadet hat, tumbler, lanyard, pin & medal set). These items are only available to Rebel Rendezvous attendees on May 15, 2014.
◾ Preferential opportunity to purchase select 2014 Star Wars Weekends merchandise, including customized Rebel Rendezvous merchandise, D-Tech on Demand cell phone cases and Aurebesh nametags (See PDF link below)
◾ Special bundle pack that includes a unique Disney Gift Card design with Rebel carrying case
◾ Limited edition merchandise created for Star Wars Weekends 2014
◾ Star Wars Weekends 2014 event logo apparel and souvenir items
◾ New Vinylmation™ releases, including opportunities to acquire full sets
◾ Ashley Eckstein meet & greet and product signing, featuring the new collection of Her Universe apparel
◾ Rebel activities, including special meet & greet and signing opportunities with characters and Disney artists
To see the full 19-page merchandise color catalog (PDF), click here: Rebel Rendevous Catalog 2014.
While I declined to purchase a ticket this year ($250.00), we’ll see how attendees report back on the event. I may have to give this serious consideration if offered again next year. The event begins at 10:00 AM (EST) today.
And for a mere $500.00 (!), you can purchase the new VIP package. For the first time ever, Disney is offering its VIP experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For $499 plus tax, per person, you can have special access to Star Wars Weekends activities, expedited access to attractions, a private continental breakfast, table service lunch, and a VIP Viewing and Dessert Party for the new Symphony of the Stars Fireworks. Call 407-934-7973 to reserve. Space is limited. (Think I’ll pass.)